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HR Director

Woking | London

The Organisation

Plan International is changing. We are responding to shifts in international development and humanitarian response to ensure we make a stand for all children’s rights, through a focus on girls and other disadvantaged children. As Plan International embarks on this ambitious and exciting process across our 70+ offices worldwide, we are introducing a number of new roles globally

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Role

A newly created role responsible for developing and managing the overall provision of HR (business partnering, reward and HR services) across Plan International, enabling leaders to deliver true organisational success and growth through people

You will play a crucial role in retaining, developing and engaging Plan International’s 8,000+ staff in over 50 countries as well as working with the HR leaders in Plan’s National Organisations to enable coherent approaches to shared challenges.

You will be responsible for 14 direct reports.

Do you have what it takes?

To be successful in this new role you will need the ability to build credibility and confidence at a senior level. In addition you must be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria:

Extensive senior management experience as an HR professional working at the highest management levels and able to interact with diverse stakeholders in a complex multinational organisation.

Specialist knowledge of HR practices and policies especially in relation to the employment of a multinational workforce living and working outside their country of origin.

Experience of working with individuals representing a broad range of cultures and specifically in mixed cultural contexts.

A widely recognised and senior qualification in HR management or relevant experience.

A working knowledge of US and/or UK employment law

Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential and working knowledge of French/and or Spanish would be advantageous

Location: This post is based at the International Headquarters of Plan in Woking, Surrey, UK. It is likely to involve some international travel.

Type of Role: Permanent

Reports to: Director of HROD

Salary: Circa £80,000 per annum plus benefits

Closing Date: 2nd May 2016

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: Plan International
  • Location: Woking | London
  • Grade: N/A - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-05-02

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